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Customize Your Mug With a Heart Beat Theme Design
Falling in love is one of the most exciting things in our lives. I surely remember having a crush on my High School Quarterback before. My heartbeat started pumping fast once I saw him. However, it does not mean that I love him. It is just interesting how we relate heart beat with love. However, if you ask me whether I did fall in love? Of course!
I discovered I was in love, but in an unconventional situation. I always thought of a handsome prince charming waiting for me. Someone who would sweep me off my feet and carry me to his palace. A man who would give me the wondrous life of romance. However, it did not turn out that way. Instead, I found love in something unexpected.
My heartbeat went crazy for a reason. I found love in making crafts. I always see myself enjoying everything involving it. I was able to accomplish things I never thought I could. Yes, it is difficult and tricky at times. But the more I do it, the more I fall in love with it.
My ‘love’ story is a reminder for everyone. You do not need someone to make your heartbeat. You do not need your prince or princess charming to fall in love. Sometimes, what it takes is your passion and interest. I had found mine. You will meet your ‘love’ soon.
This time, I’ll be designing a custom mug with a heartbeat themed graphic. I wanted to express my love for the craft by this simple design you can easily follow. Now, let’s get started!
How to turn any image into an SVG template
Interested in learning the easiest way to make your own SVG?
Here’s a quick tutorial on how to turn any image into an SVG format image without having to use any complicated graphics editing software.
First, a quick primer on what is an SVG… SVG stands for Scalable Vector Graphics. It is a way to store digital information about an image. Most images you see on the web and other digital devices use a bitmap or pixel based image storage format. In other words, the image is captured with information about each dot in the image.
SVG format images are part of a category of images that are vector based. Vector based images store the image as a series of paths and nodes. Most cutting machines like the Cricut and Silhouette use SVG format images because the blade on the machine needs to know what direction (or path) to cut.
To turn a bitmap based image into a vector based image, you need special conversion software tools. This is an algorithm tricky conversion because there lots of different ways to do it with varying degrees in quality. Most graphic editing software like Adobe Illustration make you manually decide on those conversion settings which makes it really difficult to use if you’re not already familiar with Illustrator.
I use a software tool called Vector Magic. With Vector Magic, you just upload your image (you can even copy and paste it in) and it automatically just converts to an SVG format for you. You can make editorial adjustments afterward if you’d like but there is a baseline conversion ready to go if that’s good enough.
Here’s an image for you to give it a try yourself. It’s a bunch of cute animal drawings I did the other day. I just took a picture of it with my phone. Try copy and paste this image into the Vector Magic interface. (Right-click on the image below, select “copy”, then head over to Vector Magic and past it into the window or just hit Ctrl+V)
After you pasted your image into the Vector Magic window, it will automatically start to convert your image:
This will take a few seconds. When the process is complete, you will see the vectorized SVG image on the right with the original on the left.
If you don’t like the automated conversion, there are a number of different adjustments you can make from the right tool panel.
After making adjustments, you can download your converted image as an SVG and then upload it to your cutting machine interface like Cricut Design Space below:
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